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Wake Forest Demon Deacons Host the Syracuse Orange in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Syracuse Orange


Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
BB&T Field


The Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Deacon Demons will both be gunning for their first conference wins of the season when they face off in a battle of ACC Atlantic division rivals.

The Orange have dropped four straight SU, 1-3 ATS, after opening the season with a pair of wins, and travel to Wake Forest on the heels of a 38-20 loss to Florida State, covering as 23.5-point home underdogs.

The 2-4 Demon Deacons are coming off a bye following their 43-3 loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee in Week 6. The loss ended a three-game win streak ATS, but marked the seventh time in their last 12 outings that they scored 10 points or less, with the total finishing UNDER in 14 of their last 18 games.

Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 4-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The total was 43 midweek over at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 24-18 victory for the Orange. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Wake Forest will face the 2-4 Syracuse Orange, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 1-5 so far this season while the Orange are 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wake Forest vs Syracuse injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 113 (Wake Forest Demon Deacons) and the No. 81 (Syracuse Orange) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats Matchup

The game also pits Wake Forest's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 15.67 PPG, against a Syracuse defense that ranks No. 72 this week at 26.67 PPG. The Wake Forest aerial game is averaging 181.83 yards per game, less than the Syracuse Orange secondary allows through the air, 252.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Syracuse Orange feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 34 yards per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, ranks No. 120 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange suffered a Week 7 loss against Florida State in their last game, falling 38-20 at Carrier Dome.


Wake Forest didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Seminoles as Florida State blasted them 43-3 in Week 6 action.

Syracuse Orange vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Odds Trends

Syracuse is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Syracuse is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wake Forest is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games
Wake Forest is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Wake Forest is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse at Clemson, Saturday, October 25th
Wake Forest home to Boston College, Saturday, October 25th